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To view  WHAT'S ON at Solstice by ART-FORM, click Performance to view Theatre, Dance, Music, Local Arts, Ballet, Opera, Comedy.

For all visual arts exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours at Solstice Gallery,  visit our Gallery section.

For film listings click Cinema and for all family and childrens events, visit our Children's section.   

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Frank Pig Says Hello

From: 06 Oct 2018
To: 06 Oct 2018
Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic, Pat McCabe's Frank Pig Says Hello is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre, telling the story of Francie Brady growing up in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community.


The Seagull (2018)

From: 10 Oct 2018
To: 10 Oct 2018
One summer at a Russian lakeside estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening lead this exploration of the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.


Handling Histories

From: 11 Oct 2018
To: 11 Oct 2018
Join us for an intriguing exploration of the themes and ideas in Patricks Hough’s solo exhibition. Students will tour Patrick’s show and also examine the wonderful items in the National Museum of Ireland’s Bronze Age Handling Box. This workshop aims to explore the meaning of art, object and replica and stimulate curious discussion on visual art, archaeology and history.


Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

From: 11 Oct 2018
To: 11 Oct 2018
Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.


A Tribute to the Blues Greats - Paddy Smith Band

From: 12 Oct 2018
To: 12 Oct 2018
‘A Tribute to The Blues Greats’, performed by one of Ireland’s Best Blues Players, back recently from his successful tour of The USA. Paddy Smith feels and plays the Blues like no other. He is one of Ireland’s best Harmonica players and along with his wonderful four piece Band, they are sure to mesmerise the audience with a great night of musical entertainment. A must see Show.


Charles Bargue - Cours De Dessin

From: 13 Oct 2018
To: 13 Oct 2018
Charles Bargue’s ‘Cours De Dessin’ was originally used in the French art schools of the 1860s and 1870s and employed by artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso. Artist and educator Nicholas Robinson will facilitate a one day exploration of this unique drawing style, whilst also engaging some of the themes in the work of Patrick Hough.


Song of Granite (2017)

From: 17 Oct 2018
To: 17 Oct 2018
Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing. Shaped by the myths, fables and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O'Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, the film is an intense exploration of music and song.


Children’s Craft Classes

From: 19 Oct 2018
To: 19 Oct 2018
Introducing our new children's craft classes with prop maker, crafter and artist Trisha from Creative Genie! Children will learn a broad range of creative skills, producing artwork from seasonal to general crafts over a 6-week period. Places are limited to ensure maximum attention; all materials will be supplied.


How to Catch a Star

From: 19 Oct 2018
To: 19 Oct 2018
Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Nonverbal show for audiences aged 4+


FREE SCREENING - The Mummy (1999)

From: 20 Oct 2018
To: 20 Oct 2018
This screening is in conjunction with Patrick Hough’s visual arts exhibition, take special note of the amazing props used in the film, some of which have featured in Patrick’s work!


I AM BABA

From: 24 Oct 2018
To: 24 Oct 2018
I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and award-winning composer David Goodall whose shows for early years have been seen on five continents. I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies.


Lucky (2017)

From: 24 Oct 2018
To: 24 Oct 2018
Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration. Lucky is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality and human connection.


Harlem Gospel Choir

From: 25 Oct 2018
To: 25 Oct 2018
Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.


Amhrán na Mara (Song of the Sea)

From: 27 Oct 2018
To: 27 Oct 2018
Solstice presents an Irish-language screening of the Oscar-nominated film Song of the Sea from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon. Amhrán na Mara tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse, the last remaining ‘seal-child’, as they go on an amazing journey into the magical world of ancient legend in an attempt to return to their seaside town.


Spooktacular Midterm Camp

From: 30 Oct 2018
To: 30 Oct 2018
Join Trisha from Creative Genie for a spooktacular midterm camp of creepy crafts, lots of harvest time creativity and fun learning! Under 6 years can attend with an adult to assist (adult free of charge). All materials will be supplied, please wear old clothes and bring a snack/drink.



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